Providing cutting edge news, education, and practical advice on nutrition, lifestyle, toxins and disease, hormone imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, genomics, inflammation, digestive health, and  more!

Join hosts Dana Laake and Dr. Kevin Passero for lively weekly discussions with health experts and
thought leaders in the fields of integrative, personalized, and functional medicine.

Functional Medicine

How to understand what makes up your unique health terrain, how it evolves, and how to influence it to achieve vitality

Special guests: Dr. Arti J. Mehta and Dr. Rhodo Nguyen

Dr. Arti J. Mehta and Dr. Rhodo Nguyen are licensed naturopathic physicians with degrees from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. In their practice at Aloe Wellness they provide a warm and welcoming environment for their patients to heal, focusing on wellness. Dr. Mehta assesses and treats both acute and chronic conditions. She also has significant experience in the management of obesity, weight loss and nutrition. She focuses on providing personalized healthcare by understanding both the individual and the cause of illness, and not just treating the symptoms. Dr. Nguyen believes that a person’s susceptibility to illness stems from a combination of genetic predisposition, exposure to environmental toxins, allergens, and diet and lifestyle influences. She uses both conventional testing and functional lab testing to investigate the underlying causes of a person’s illness.

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The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health – And What We Can Do to Fix It

Special guest: Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND

Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND, is one of the world’s leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. A physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is founding president of Bastyr University, America’s largest and most successful accredited institution of natural medicine. Licensed as a naturopathic physician in Washington State since 1975, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his academic, professional and public affairs leadership. Dr. Pizzorno is the author of Total Wellness and co-author of the internationally acclaimed physician’s reference, Textbook of Natural Medicine.

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Curcumin as a comprehensive health and wellness remedy

Special guest: Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND

Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND, is a CNME-board certified graduate of the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine, with a degree in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After graduation, Dr. Shavon put the principle of “doctor as teacher” into practice, consulting with patients in private practice while teaching in academia. As the Medical & Scientific Affairs Advisor at DolCas-Biotech, LLC, a branded natural ingredients firm in northern New Jersey, Dr. Shavon acts as a liaison between researchers, medical professionals, and marketing and sales teams.

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Bone broth including its history, uses and its components of amino acids and collagen

Special guest: Dallas Clouatre, PhD

Dallas Clouatre, PhD, earned his A.B. from Stanford and his doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. A Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, he is a prominent industry consultant and a published author, as well as a principal in Glykon Technologies Group, LLC, an intellectual property holding company. He is an Associate Editor of Total Health Magazine and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Nutritional Outlook and Recent Patents on Cardiovascular Drug Discovery.

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The power of turmeric

Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND

Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. The focus of Erin’s naturopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado, is on healthy moms. She believes, “When moms are healthy, the world can be healthy.”

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Common nutrient deficiencies

Special guest: Erin Stokes, ND

Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, received her naturopathic degree from Bastyr University in 2001. In her current position as Medical Director for MegaFood, she combines her experience as a naturopathic doctor with an extensive background in the natural retail products industry. Erin believes education is a key to making positive changes, and her personal mission is to empower people with the inspiration and tools to change their lives. The focus of Erin’s naturopathic practice in Boulder, Colorado, is on healthy moms. She believes, “When moms are healthy, the world can be healthy.”

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Functional Medicine and the future of healthcare

Special guest: Elizabeth Baer, LAc, MAc

Elizabeth Baer, LAc, MAc, is a healthcare advocate, acupuncturist, and co-founder of Capital Integrative Health in the DC Metro area. She received her Masters from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2006. While pursuing her certificate in Functional Medicine, she met Dr. Andrew Wong, an internist and Functional Medicine doctor, who shared her deep desire to provide integrated, comprehensive care to patients while breaking down barriers between traditional medical and allied health providers. They co-founded and opened Capital Integrative Health in 2015, a progressive medical clinic that offers a wide range of services for body, mind and spirit.

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“News you can use,” including controversies in health and nutrition, the need for sufficient vitamin D and magnesium when taking calcium, talcum powder and cancer risk, the US government’s reversal of dietary and cardiovascular recommendations, fluoride recommendations, autism, and the autoimmune solution.

Special Guest: Dana Laake

Dana Laake is a licensed nutritionist in the Washington, DC area, who has provided preventive and therapeutic medical nutrition services for over 25 years. Her practice includes the nutritional evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of health issues affecting children and adults. Dana holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland.

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Genomics and inflammation

Special guest: Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA

Dr. Decker Weiss, NMD, FASA, is the first naturopathic physician to complete a conventional internship, residency, and fellowship in a conventional medical system. He trained in the Columbia Hospital system, the Arizona Heart Hospital, and the prestigious Arizona Heart Institute. Dr. Weiss has a holistic approach to cardiovascular disease management and is a pioneer in the application of effective natural alternatives to heart bypass and angioplasty. He is also knowledgeable about natural treatments for autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal issues, weight loss, and most forms of chronic disease. Dr. Weiss has traveled worldwide training physicians and pharmacists on safer ways to use fewer prescriptions and provide improved outcomes to their patients, and is currently is a consultant for Solgar.

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Important herbs and nutrients to aid injury and recovery

Special guest: Dr. Alan Miller, ND

Dr. Alan Miller, ND, is a 1989 graduate of Bastyr University and a well-known clinician and educator who has lectured at medical conferences nationally and internationally. He has been a member of Thorne Research’s Medical Affairs team since 1994. As an author and researcher, Alan has published over 20 articles in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Medicine Review. He is Chief Medical Editor of the book Alternative Medicine Review Monogrophs, Volume One and is a contributing author to the Textbook of Natural Medicine.

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